Coastal Region, South Africa
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Top Dogs - Jeremy and Emma Borg established painted Wolf Wines in 2007. Jeremy worked in the San Francisco area for many years, first as a cook and restaurant owner. After selling his restaurant he followed his life passion- wine, working in retail, for a broker and eventually in the cellar at Rosenblum cellars. Here he learned a great deal making hand crafted wine, studying viticulture in California. Returning back to Africa, he began working for a safari camp in Botswana for a number of years - where he met Emma, rekindling his love for African wilderness once again. After Botswana in 1996, Emma and Jeremy made a pact; to find a way to harness their skill to make a meaningful contribution to the conservation of Africa’s wild spaces.
Continuing his wine career, Jeremy worked seven years at Fairview where he was responsible for the development of Goats do roam, then went on from there to help a many other wineries with strategic and marketing issues. Eventually, Jeremy began making small amounts of his own wine, searching to fulfill the promise they had made ten years earlier. Eventually the concept took form, and with the help of groups - minded investors, the Painted Wolf wine pack, Painted Wolf Wines began to evolve. The teamwork and social dynamics of an African Painted Wolf pack frame the Painted Wolf business philosophy. The pack is a group of passionate grape growers, artists, conservationists, marketing experts and a leading winery in the Douro.
Paint your palate - Painted Wolf produce an eclectic selection of hand crafted wines to ‘paint your palate’ Focus is on Chenin Blanc , Pinotage and Rhone varietals, which are winning awards and accolades, locally and internationally. In 2012 Painted Wolf was judged amongst the top 10 most successful producers in South African most prestigious wine competition , the old Mutual Trophy Wines show, with Den Chenin Blanc and den Pinotage being recognised amongst the top 10 best value white and red wines respectively and shiraz collecting The British Airways Trophy for the Top Shiraz at the show- which has gone onto be selected to represent South Africa at the 5 nation wine competition in Australia, competing against the best wines from all the 5 Southern Hemisphere producers. Painted Wolf was a winner and runner up in the 2012 ABSA Pinotage Top 10, the leading competition for Pinotage.
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Run with the pack - Our focused pack brings energy and expertise, and of course, fantastic grapes. Most Painted Wolf wines are crafted from grapes off three of our pack members vineyards- one in Paarl, another in Stellenbosch and the third in the Swartland. Our Swartland vineyard is organically cultivated. With a shared philosophy and passion, the Painted Wolf pack is helping to raise awareness of fundamental conservation concerns, in particular those affecting Southern Africa’s rarest and most endangered carnivore, the African Painted Wolf , also more commonly known at the African Wild dog.
A donation from each bottle sold goes to African wild dog research and conservation. We also raise money and awareness through pedals4 paws- our cycle adventure initiative.- Like African Painted Wolves and their namesake wines, follow our mantras "remarkably persistent, persistently remarkable"